Wen probably dreamed Hua Xia and himself can be the scholars that he painted in the painting, as a way of realizing the traditional Chinese literati’s dream of reclusion. The inscription on the top is a great landscape-painting poem (Ti Hua Shi 題畫詩). It not only delineates the marvelous scenery of the landscape, but also expounds the identity of Wen Zhengming with a key metaphor Shaowei Star
He was a post-impressionist painter whose work is recognized by his highly characteristic brushstrokes. He is said to have built the bridge that connects late nineteenth-century Impressionism and the early twentieth-century Cubism. From 1882, Cezanne produced a generous number of landscape paintings of Aix and L’Estaque, a small fishing village near Marseille (south of France). In Gardanne (1886), this landscape he painted had been made with intense volumetric patterns of geometric rhythms mainly focused on the houses(Figure 3). This painting is then also reinterpreted by Barques’ impression of L’Estaque in
One of the most famous veristic artist was Salvador Dali, who drew such beautiful scenes of fantastical creatures, melting clocks and some other elements. It is called veristic, meaning realistic, but this style is a type of drawing that is creative, the view into the fantasy world that has no connection to the reality. This type of surrealism can bring the viewer, then artist’s fantasy world, which is quite detailed because the artist tries to not filter parts that are unconscious. With a detailed painting, the viewer can have a cleaner view to the artist’s dream world, which then can interpret his/her wishes. Both types of surrealism techniques are used with an unconscious mind, as you can see it is quite
The Young Martyr, a painting by French painter Paul Delaroche, is currently housed in the Musee de Louvre in Paris, France. It was finished in 1855 and was painted during the Romanticism era. Although it is not as famous as the Mona Lisa, it is still a beautifully done oil painting that continues to enchant museum visitors. After the French Revolution in 1789, everything about society in Europe was changing. The French Revolution began to abolish privileged, high class society as people rose up against the authority and monarchy in France.
“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is the eternity.” One of Edvard Munch’s famous quotes. Fine arts are creative visual art that appreciated by many people. One of the famous artists, Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter who mainly drew portraits. But How effectively do techniques of connotations in his fine arts interpret people’s lives back in the day? In this essay, Edvard Munch’s paintings were explored to define how his fine arts are shown in his perspective of people’s lives in 19th to 20th century.
He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850 (Kettler, n.d.) Originally inspired by the French Revolution and the social changes it brought, Wordsworth tried to create poetry of the people, in the language of the common man. In both in his poems and his prose, Wordsworth was particularly concerned with discovering a sort of divine ecstasy that, for him, could be found only in nature and the innocence of childhood. With a mind ever wandering after the wonders of nature and the emotions of the heart, Wordsworth was originally criticized for his sentiment and the familiarity of his verse by his contemporaries. (Newworldencyclopedia.org,
A genre painting on oil and canvas the painting measures at 115 x 152 cm and is located at The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway. Known as “the master of swish” Giovanni Boldini was born in 1842. Boldini was an Italian genre and portrait painter who lived and worked in Paris for most of his career. At the age of 20 Boldini went to Florence for six years to pursue and study painting. His influences derive from realist painters known as the Macchiaioli, who were Italian precursors to
Sick and tired from his uncontrolled lifestyle, he returned to his home in Livorno in 1909 and soon after he went to Paris where he rented a studio in Montparnasse. Initially, he saw himself as a sculptor, especially that Paul Guillaume, who was a young art trader, motivated him and introduced him to the sculptor Constantin Brâncusi who advised to study African faces. He did an exhibition in the Salon d’Automne of 1912 where he displayed eight elongated faces. By 1914, he stopped making sculptures and put all his focus on painting. He created a limestone carving of a woman’s head titled Tête, which became the third most expensive sculpture that has ever been sold in June 2010.
At around the age of 27, young adult van Gogh decided to dedicate himself completely to art. Early Years When Vincent first started drawing he sketched pictures using pencils or charcoal sticks. He also in fact used watercolors. Van Gogh really enjoyed drawing pictures of poor hardworking people. Eventually he started developing the skill of using oil
Provided not only basic dyes, resins, oils, but found a ready market for color pastes made equipment and other artist. The famous example is the "herbal extract" shop in Paris, which was prepared colors of Jean-Baptiste Chardin failure when the artist sight prevented him from making his own. Artist’s watercolor paints came directly from the colourmen in dry clumps that had been cut off of clay-like slabs of prepared watercolor paint. The paints were hard. Artists would have to break up the clump into useable bits and grind them in water.